Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from LauraBrayDesigns.com

I'll be taking a wee break from work, my blog, and social media as I spend a long, grateful weekend with my family. I hope you have a wonderful, love filled holiday weekend. See you on Monday with more crafty ideas for the holidays!

Psst…if you are here because you were looking for some last minute Thanksgiving ideas, may I recommend you check these out?

Free Thanksgiving Printables!

Gift Wrap with Fall Printables

Thanksgving Cupcake Picks

Thanksgiving Cupcake Photo D

Pie Coasters


Pumpkin Centerpieces

Thanksgiving Centerpieces by LauraBrayDesigns.com



Scented Christmas Tree Craft

Christmas Tree Craft Snow

A few weeks ago, AdTech sent me their new, scented glue sticks. I was a bit skeptical, worried that the smell would be fake, but boy was I wrong! I really love them. The glue sticks smell great while you are using them and impart a light scent, which would make them really great forContinue Reading

Book Review: Washi Tape Crafts

Book Review of Washi Tape Crafts on LauraBrayDesigns.com

Washi tape is here to stay. It has so many uses and is a quick and easy way to embellish just about anything. I recently received a copy of Amy Anderson's new book, Washi Tape Crafts: 110 Ways to Decorate Just About Anything and wanted to share a book review with you. Hits: The bookContinue Reading

Candy Apple Ornament

Candy Apple Ornament copy

Sweet treat ornaments are always on trend. Remember all the cupcake ornaments from a few years ago? Why not stand-out from the crowd and create a sweet candy apple ornament this year? It's easy with Smoothfoam apple shapes and Makin's Clay. Get the full tutorial over on the Smoothfoam blog. Disclosure: I have a professionalContinue Reading

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Design Team

November 2015 Pouch copy

I'm so excited to announce that I've just been added to the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Design Team. I'm honored to be able to design fun, new projects using their dreamy products. My first project is up on their blog and I would love it if you could hop over and give it some love.Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Printables

Gift Tags with Fall Printables

I have a little Thanksgiving giftie for you today! Yay! It's a sweet, fall-themed printable of a pattern I designed. It would make charming gift wrap and gift tags for hostess gifts on Thanksgiving or you can use it for napkin rings or place cards for your holiday table. I would love to see whatContinue Reading

Loom Knitting: Pumpkins!

Knit Pumpkin

Those of you who are long time readers know that I have LOVE-HATE relationship with knitting. I would LOVE to learn how to knit, and I HATE that I can't seem to learn how. I mean I really can't. I have had three different people try to teach me and everyone of them has failed.Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Pie Coasters


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Of course, it helps that my birthday usually falls near it. In fact this year, my birthday is ON Thanksgiving. (Can you think of a better way for me to start my new year than on a day of gratitude?) In honor of my favorite holiday, I'm setting a blogContinue Reading

Gingerbread House Gift Tags and Ornaments

GIngerbread House Ornament

If you want to make homemade gifts this year, but don't have the time, take it easy on yourself and just get creative with the gift wrap instead. It's less stressful and takes less time to whip some homemade wrapping paper and make some cute gift tags, but you can still feel like you areContinue Reading

Happy Halloween!


I hope you enjoyed following along my Countdown to Halloween series. For the last day, I though I would talk about candy and what to do about it. Many parents today try to limit the amount of sugar their children eat, which makes a pillowcase full of candy a very difficult thing to deal with.Continue Reading